Camper safety is of utmost importance to us. Our counselors go through a thorough screening process which includes a lengthy application, face-to-face interview, reference and work history checks, and a background check using a national registry. In addition, they are trained about camper abuse detection and prevention, and are trained on appropriate interactions with campers in a variety of situations.
Starting in 2013, we also deployed a new camper safety briefing/orientation that every camper hears upon arrival. As part of this system, we have what we call "Redbox" here at camp. There are two locations on our camp property that have a reporting box that a camper who feels threatened or un-safe can report anonymously any situation to our staff, and it will be checked twice per day by a female staff member without direct access to campers.
We encourage you to have a conversation with your young campers (ESPECIALLY FIRST-TIME CAMPERS!) about the need to tell their counselor if there is a problem while they're at camp. Our counselors are well trained, but it is difficult to perfectly meet every need of every young child in the cabin, especially if the child does not communicate with the counselor.
If you have any further questions, we would be happy to speak with you about how we keep your camper safe while here at camp!